Worship Indoors
There are two ways to sign up for indoor worship on Sundays:
or before 1 pm on Wednesday.
We have 35 seats for 7:45 am and 9:15 am, Sunday morning. Please indicate if you would like a double seat or a single seat. 

Please note:
  • Masks/mouth coverings are required indoors. 
  • The service will be about 45 minutes. 
  • At this time there is no coffee hour afterwards. 
  • Be sure to check yourself in at the welcome station and pick up a bulletin. 
  • New reservations are required each Sunday.

We will continue to have:
Drive-in Church - drive up, tune your radio to 107.5 FM
Walk-up Church - bring a chair/bike/beach blanket, stay six feet from your neighbor in our garden and grassy area, and listen to the service live.
Live-stream - go to AllAngelsLBK.org, click on the listen live button, and you will be routed to our YouTube channel. 
Zoom - go to  https://zoom.us/j/5955701807 and watch and listen live. Be sure to stick around after the service for our coffee hour chat-with-your-neighbor time. 

The bulletin can be found on the All Angels Website: AllAngelsLBK.org
or at the following link: Bulletin for Sunday, June 21
Guess Who is in the Longboat Observer Again!

Hurricane Information

Please visit the Town of Longboat Key website for current hurricane information and read their Take Action Now document found here:
Online Giving

All Angels now has an electronic offertory plate! You can find the online giving link on our All Angels website by clicking the link below:
Men's and Women's Discussion Groups
The Men's and Women's Discussion Groups are now
on-line. If you are interested in joining, please email
Centering Prayer
 Centering Prayer invites you to pray with them, every day,
at 8 am, wherever you are. When you enter into prayer at 8 am (Eastern), you will know that others are praying at the same time. 
Thank You of the Week
Thank you to Jeff Vaughn and Ed Upshaw for their help in improving the wiring and lighting of our church campus.
 
Prayers for our People

We pray for those who are sick, those who suffer;
we pray for all who protect us both here and abroad.

We pray for Downs IV, Holden, Ruth, Timothy, Lynne, Don, Bill, Dorothy Jo, Valerie, Sue, Elizabeth, Kay, Vicki, Jim, Barbara, Ward, Krista, John, Cynthia, Alex, Linda, Andres, Ginny, Mary Ann, Ed, Sofia and Victoria. 

We pray for Susan Bovet who was hospitalized for back pain.
We pray for 2-year-old Hudson who is facing a kidney transplant.
We pray for John Maxheim who is recovering from surgery for tongue cancer. 
We pray that Tom Thomas will continue in his recovery from hip surgery.

We pray that the Holy Spirit comfort those who cannot visit their loved ones, and for those who cannot be visited, and we pray that the wisdom and love of the Holy Spirit descend upon those who care for those who sick.
All previous services, discussion group readings and Bible study classes may be found on our website:
Reflection
He Sets the Prisoners Free

This Friday is the 155 th celebration of Juneteenth. The Commonwealth of Virginia recently declared Juneteenth (June 19 th ) a paid state holiday. Music star Pharrell Williams spoke with the Governor of Virginia who together made this holiday a reality. In a news conference, Pharrell said “Every year, as a nation, we mark the Fourth of July, 1776, Independence Day, celebrating our independence from English colonial rule. … But that freedom we celebrate did not include everyone.” He added, “It’s time we elevate [Juneteenth], not just a celebration by and for some Virginians, but one acknowledged and celebrated by all of us because that’s how important this event is.” He ended his statement by addressing Americans whose ancestors, like his, came to Virginia 400 years ago aboard a slave ship. He said, “So here is our day. And if you love us, it’s your day too.”
 
The history of the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery is this: on June 19 th , 1865, Major General Gordon Granger’s union troops landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free – this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which had become official January 1, 1863. Although Lincoln’s executive order had little impact on the Texans at the time, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to make emancipation a reality.
 
If you can imagine having lived your whole life as a slave, and knowing your family ancestry is made up of slaves, to wake up on Friday and find out that you are free – it was a cause for celebration. Today, the principle celebration of Juneteenth for all Americans is this – America can’t be a beacon of freedom and liberty until all Americans are free. Starting on June 19 th , 155 years ago, America’s torch of freedom grew brighter for all other nations to see. It has been a rough, rocky, and uncertain road since then, but, the torch has been lit and it has not gone out. From the diary pages of Episcopal clergymen in Georgia, who in the 1840’s wrote about freedom and how white Americans can only be free when all in the nation are free, it is Juneteenth that makes that dream a reality.
 
Juneteenth church celebrations often cite Psalm 68, verse 5 and 6,
“Father to the orphan, defender of widows —
          this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.”
 
There are many ways to celebrate Juneteenth. What I will do on Friday is to remember that the Father to the orphan, the One who sets prisoners free, has placed the torch of liberty in our nation to burn as a light for others.
I will pray that the torch of liberty will continue to burn brightly for others to see. And, I will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and reflect upon these words:
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
 
-Fr. Dave